FAIRMONT - Funeral services for Dr. Terry E. Klemek, 60, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial will be held at a later date in Henning, Minn.
Terry passed away Friday morning, April 26, 2013, in Rochester, Minn. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue one hour prior to the time of services Thursday at the church. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.
Dr. Terrance "Terry" Ervin Klemek was born Jan. 2, 1953, in Perham, Minn., the son of Ervin John and Mary Frances (Rohweller) Klemek. He attended Henning Public Schools in Henning, Minn., and later the University of Minnesota in Morris, Minn., before attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth Medical School. On Sept. 22, 1979, Terry was united in marriage to Nancy Telschow in St. Paul, Minn. Together, the couple made their home in Duluth and Parkers Prairie, Minn., before joining the Fairmont Clinic in 1988. To this union, one daughter was born:?Kayt. Terry worked as a family physician and had recently started practicing at the Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester, Minn. Terry grew up in the Henning, Minn., area, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and high school sports as a young man. He was a hardworking doctor who loved taking care of his patients. When not seeing patients at the hospital, clinic or nursing home, or taking their calls, he treasured time spent traveling and trying new things with his wife, Nancy, and friends. He was a sports enthusiast, especially following wrestling. He was an avid fan and booster of the University of Minnesota Gopher wrestling program. He held season tickets and also attended many of the NCAA wrestling tournaments. Locally, Terry was the team doctor for the Cardinal wrestling team for over 15 years. His daughter, Kayt, was the light of his life and Terry loved the opportunity to support her in her endeavors and even take her shopping. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. He will be greatly missed by those who loved him and called him friend.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Nancy Klemek of Fairmont, Minn.; daughter, Katherine (Kayt) Klemek of Laurens, Iowa; mother, Mary Klemek of Henning, Minn.; sisters, Deborah Johnson (Richard) of Henning, Minn., and Sharon Fankhanel (Peter) of Vergas, Minn.; three brothers, Theodore (Kim) of Mason, Wis.; Timothy (Mayla) of Henning, Minn.; and Kyle (Brigetta) of Cold Spring, Minn.; sister-in-law, Margaret Moeller (William); brothers-in-law, David Telschow (Laura) and James Telschow (Judith); as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, Ervin Klemek; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Maryjane Telschow; infant brother, Todd Klemek; and brother-in-law, Jerry Sweere.